Why is there so much attention paid to people as consumers, but so little to people as workers?
Is it because the mere mention of our rights as workers brings up all kinds of uncomfortable truths that threaten the very ideological foundations of the current economic system?
As we celebrate Labour Day these are important questions to ponder.
The vast majority of us are wageworkers. Wages are our primary source of income. Or we collect a pension because we and/or our spouse were once workers. Or we are dependents of workers.
In fact a huge proportion of the money spent by consumers in our economy comes directly or indirectly from our wages as workers.